-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 I'd agree with this. The espeak supports needs improvement, as well as emacspeak-bookshare, unless i'm missing some configuration step. I keep running into an error of, bookshare password for nil. I enter the password, and a few seconds later, "Does not look like a bookshare response" I think either bookshare support is broken, or maybe the bookshare API has changed, not sure. Thanks Kendell clark On 09/15/2014 05:31 PM, Alex Midence wrote: > Ubuntu has a deb package fo r emacspeak 38. Also one for speech. It > is already two versions behind. Also, speech server package runs > into trouble because DECtalk express is still default speech > engine. They don't even make it anymore. Do not know why. It is > still the default. E-speak makes more sense because it is > everywhere now > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Sep 15, 2014, at 5:21 PM, Florian Beijers >> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >> >> Hi, >> >> I think it is a matter of inclination more than a matter of >> expertise. A lot of these steps, when I look at them as you have >> listed them here, can be automated perfectly easily. Trouble is >> mainly caused by the distro-specific espeak packages and tcl. I >> am not an expert at this but from my point of view it doesn't >> look too difficult to make distro-specific packages (.deb, .rpm) >> for this and write an install script that automates pretty much >> the whole deal. I would do it, but I am currently swamped with >> other stuff and just don't have the time and resources to learn >> and research Bash scripting and distro package maintenance ... >> >> Regards, Florian >> >> 2014-09-16 0:16 GMT+02:00, Alex Midence >> <email@example.com>: >>> Yes, it's a royal pain to get working. Basically, here's what >>> you have to do: >>> >>> 1. Get the source via svn: $ svn co >>> http://emacspeak.googlecode.com/svn/trunk emacspeak 2. Get the >>> espeak development library packages. (This is distro-specific >>> so, do some digging) 3. Get tcl8.4. 4. cd into the emacspeak >>> directory and as root type make config 5. Type make emacspeak >>> as root. 6. cd into the servers directory and find the >>> linux-espeak directory and cd into it. 7. Now, do a make; make >>> install either as sudo or root. 8. Issue the following >>> environment variable command: Export DTK_PROGRAM=espeak 9. >>> nano /usr/bin/emacspeak 10. Arrow down to bottom of the file >>> and get that -q out of there. Arrow up to the line referring to >>> emacs in unary mode and put a hash in front of it to coment >>> out. Ctrl x and save. >>> >>> After all that, type emacspeak at a command line prompt and all >>> should be well. Those of you shouting and hollering that it >>> shouldn't be this hard are right but, trouble is, no one seems >>> to either have the expertise or inclination to make it easier. >>> >>> >>> >>> -----Original Message----- From: kendell clark >>> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Monday, September 15, >>> 2014 5:03 PM To: Florian Beijers; emacspeak list Subject: Re: >>> Emacspeak installation information >>> > > > hi Here, here. I run into this issue constantly. I've actually > gotten emacspeak working, kind of, on arch. The pckage build is > unmaintained, and I have to modify the build script just to get it > to build. Then tclx builds empty binaries, and I have to try to > remember what I did to get it working. Then I can't get daisy mode > to work ... and the cycle repeats. Once I actually get into > emacspeak and get the stuff working, it's phenomenal. The > eloquence support is much g better than espeak, but I guess that'll > get fixed eventually. Emacspeak is a fantastic concept ... If it > just worked instead of returning with process speaker not working, > that's because of tclx screwing up, by the way. We need good docs, > and we need maintainers of the various distro's emacspeak > packages. Thanks Kendell clark > >>>>> On 09/15/2014 04:48 PM, Florian Beijers wrote: Hi, >>>>> >>>>> I just finished reading through the Emacspeak at 20 article >>>>> and entered what I have dubbed my "Emacspeak loop" again. >>>>> This basically consists of me wanting to try Emacspeak, >>>>> building a vm of the latest blind-friendly Linux distro out >>>>> there to save time, downloading the latest emacspeak, >>>>> trying to set it up, failing, getting frustrated and giving >>>>> up. It has become a trend for me to wonder what strange, >>>>> unclear error will jump out at me next when I try to >>>>> configure and build Emacspeak. The installation howto that >>>>> is available appears to last have been updated about 12 >>>>> years ago and scraping together bits and pieces from this >>>>> list , as well as other blogs, sometimes help me enough to >>>>> actually get a semi-stable instance of Emacspeak going if >>>>> I'm lucky. Now don't get me wrong, I really like the >>>>> concept Emacspeak is trying to portray. I am a computer >>>>> science student myself and aim for this to be my chosen >>>>> career path. I'd like Emacspeak to be a part of that, but >>>>> if I keep having to work a day or more to make the system >>>>> boot up, let alone run smoothly, I am wondering where >>>>> things are going wrong. Shouldn't we take a bit of time to >>>>> make this part of the emacspeak experience a little more >>>>> user-friendly? Think of writing up accurate and >>>>> contemporary installation docs? Perhaps change the >>>>> installation script so it actually looks for what speech >>>>> system is currently being used rather than making the user >>>>> manually configure this, just to name an example? I like >>>>> the configurability Emacspeak provides. It gives you the >>>>> opportunity to change everything to your liking, but >>>>> again, this is no use to anybody if they can't get the >>>>> system to work. I've recommended Emacspeak to others in the >>>>> past and more often than notwas met with a reply sounding >>>>> something like "Hmm ...yeah I've heard of it and played >>>>> around with it, but I never really got it to work ..." . I >>>>> think this is a shame. The more users Emacspeak has the >>>>> better it can become. Configurability is good, but >>>>> sometimes it's also nice to have a way to quickly get >>>>> things to work. I just thought of something while writing >>>>> this long email, could vagrant not offer a solution here? >>>>> Offer pre-made linux VM's where Emacspeak is already >>>>> configured? I'm just throwing ideas out there, because I >>>>> really think this needs to be improved. >>>>> >>>>> Regards, Florian >>>>> >>>>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------- >>>>> >>>>> - ------- > To unsubscribe from the emacspeak list or change your address on > the >>>>> emacspeak list send mail to >>>>> "email@example.com" with a subject of >>>>> "unsubscribe" or "help". >>> >>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- >>> >>> To unsubscribe from the emacspeak list or change your address on the >>> emacspeak list send mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org" >>> with a subject of "unsubscribe" or "help". >>> >>> >>> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2 iQIcBAEBCgAGBQJUF2p5AAoJEGYgJ5/kqBTdMUgQAJTUYcypLxzWGozDFfpXUjrZ sjKfJl1zgBr98/YPCwrDwbXrIjE7EBFmhvaLUQTJDvEhCVmEOkix12qJ5E+ea4z/ xqohN9EmMulddlKcdXd0xbMuf9Gkx2O0TWlF5i2HheqLPmgy08xQ4yT33YGD7PlF 66ubZVslnY7YIXL2qsjzYcJx//SOFAl7PkrICgGAGTZ/HmNsiQW5yiSS8oX8PuyB DRpCjTlhRcdrSovozTodlZKFt6CJ4WA4X3aNjO8637Yn2442r6Hq8YZLQPfnKcl7 YWHEUnoSeoIUBjW6CD0ramG3BnAei9qGcDZT4abeehURB3G/KTOmnEvLc0AlTjt+ UftWcxGSZ7NWICuQd9OBrbkSt2N1F/P6Y8Oy95rVxM6sNBWUUNMes8BQAm/NOJBh TRWeL6aBYyMeyEkGRjwtuje0TMT7g+HretKiQ+I2e4RLDutR8Ilrlc3BF+ssE1rH Kz5FBqDusuVM2322kL7gZBBKCFTSniwC4WS914PXUSS+mg6jlyewfQ47Q1TPwpmf DXB2PFKOTIGBF03NJUFjleYdUILpLynuG6L06WpHbSYAZDnXuMYxtBQC/Xq2XlfD SqWYo8eWHaO+QVV3GBCPCUDTrg6I1umJH+sk66ULSNjp1r3Bmr7P5jFM3A2TyxwS VVo/wt9H8in/jKoXhL1X =D4lM -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the emacspeak list or change your address on the emacspeak list send mail to "email@example.com" with a subject of "unsubscribe" or "help".
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